Register to participate in CIRCULÉIRE Fireside Chat with Tom Szaky
TerraCycle’s CEO and founder will talk about eliminating waste through circularity
We are delighted to announce that Tom Szaky, CEO and founder of TerraCycle, is the key-note for CIRCULÉIRE’s 2021 Circular Economy Lecture (virtual) on Monday, December 6th, 2021, from 4 – 5 pm (Irish Time).
TerraCycle is a private US-based business headquartered in Trenton, New Jersey, that operates in 21 countries, turning non-recyclable pre-consumer and post-consumer waste into raw material to be used in new products.
During this one-hour fireside chat we will explore some of the challenges TerraCycle has encountered on their journey to eliminate waste and how they have overcome them to scale circular economy models around the world – most notably with their rollout of Loop – an FMCG (fast-moving consumer goods) refillable packaging system.
Join us to be inspired and learn from one of the leading global entrepreneurs of the circular economy and hear as Tom brings to life the vast array of recycling and redesign projects that TerraCycle & Loop Store has implemented over the last two decades.
TerraCycle works with some of the world’s largest brands, retailers, and manufacturers to create national platforms to recycle products and packaging that currently go to landfill or incineration.
In May 2019, TerraCycle launched Loop, a circular reuse platform that enables consumers to purchase products in durable, reusable packaging. Loop is available in France, the UK, Canada, Japan and the 48 contiguous U.S. states, and is a key step in helping to end the epidemic of waste that is caused by ‘single-use’ consumption. In 2022, Loop will become available in Australia.
Tom and TerraCycle have received hundreds of social, environmental, and business awards and recognition from a range of organizations including the United Nations, World Economic Forum, Schwab Foundation, Fortune Magazine, Time Magazine and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
CIRCULÉIRE is a public-private partnership co-created by Irish Manufacturing Research (IMR) and three strategic partners: the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications (DECC), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and EIT Climate-KIC. Together with industry partners CIRCULÉIRE aims to assist manufacturers and their supply chains to switch from linear to circular business models.
Read more about CIRCULÉIRE here.